Liga de Elite
|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Campeonato da 2ª Divisão do Futebol|
|International cup(s)||AFC Cup|
|Current champions||Benfica de Macau (3rd title)|
|Most championships||Lam Pak (9 titles)|
|2017 Liga de Elite|
Liga de Elite (Elite League), previously known as Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol, is the top division of the Macau Football Association, created in 1973. As with the Hong Kong Premier League, it is separate from the mainland Chinese football league system, including the Chinese Super League and leagues below it. The league is generally played between January and June of each calendar year.
In the inaugural 2014 edition, Lam Pak, Lam Ieng and Kuan Tai all forfeited from the First Division before the start of the competition. Lam Pak and Lam Ieng withdrew due to the lack of backing from sponsors and Kuan Tai cited budget issues and could no longer afford to pay some of its players. To solve the problem of three sudden vacancies, the Macau Football Association clarified that the two clubs that were relegated in 2013, Kei Lun and MFA Development, were invited to remain, and an additional third team would come from the Second Division. After careful consideration by the MFA, no team from the Second Division was picked, being deemed not competitive enough for the First Division.
|Club||Year Founded||Shirt Sponsor||Position
|Lai Chi||1988||Curry Tip Restaurant||6th|
|Tak Chun Ka I||1985||Windsor Arch||2nd|
|Monte Carlo||1984||DooGoo Street||4th|
|Chao Pak Kei||2008||Dalponte||5th|
|Kei Lun||1996||Korea Pavilion Restaurant||8th|
|Benfica de Macau||1951||Leonel Alberto Alves||1st|
|Sporting Clube de Macau||1926||Banco Nacional Ultramarino||3rd|
|2005||Cheang Chon Man||Polícia de Segurança Pública||20|
|2010||Lee Keng Pan||Hoi Fan||10|
|2011||Kamilo Silva||Monte Carlo||38|
|2012||Gustavo Silveira Avelino
|Windsor Arch Ka I
FC Porto de Macau
|2013||Nicholas Torrão||Windsor Arch Ka I||23|
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